The Burdekin Shire Council pays a bounty on the provision of dingo scalps or dead foxes.

How do I make a claim?

To claim your bounty you must make an appointment with the Pest Management Officer specifying date, time and place.

The Pest Management Officers will only sight scalps and sign claim forms at a pre-arranged time and place.  These Officers are the authorised persons to verify claim forms

  • A Verification checklist is processed by Pest Management Officer with the following requirements:
    • Property/address description verified confirming animals identified as being destroyed within Burdekin Shire.
    • Scalps properly removed from the animal, cleaned, dried and salted prior to submission to Council.
    • Scalps must not be frozen, in more than one piece or display traces of biological fluids.
    • Scalp is single piece of fur, running from snout, including the ears and running from the head, along the animals back and including the tail. and
    • Claim form completed and signed
  • A signed copy of the form will be given to the claimant by the Pest Management Officer once all relevant details are recorded.
  • Pest Management Officer will hand over the original form to the Council’s Environment and Health section for processing.
  • Council staff will record details of the identified property and animals in a database.
  • Claimants may be asked to justify payments if excessive dogs are presented.
  • Claims will be paid within 30 days from lodgement.
  • Claimants are encouraged to lodge electronic funds transfer details with Council.
  • Pest Management Officers are responsible for destroying or marking scalps to prevent re-use.

Further information:

Please contact the Customer Service Centre using the Online Contact Form.

You can also contact the Customer Service Centre using one of the following methods.

Customer Service Centre

Location145 Young Street,
Ayr Qld 4807
Postal AddressPO Box 974
Ayr Qld 4807
Opening hours8am – 5pm, Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays)
Phone(07) 4783 9800 – Business hours
(07) 4783 9800 – After hours (the same number)
Fax(07) 4783 9999
SMS0437 886 008
OnlineUse the Online Contact Form

Building Certification and Plumbing Officers

Early OpeningPlease phone (07) 4783 9942 if you need to access the Building and Plumbing Department between 7am – 8am, Monday to Friday.

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